What is Hyderabad famous for
Hyderabad is the state capital of Andhra Pradesh. Secunderbad, which is a part of Hyderabad, is called its twin city. The twin cities are separated by the Husain Sagar lake, an artificial lake constructed in 1562AD.
Hyderabad is known as the City of Pearls and the City of Nizams. Recently, Hyderabad has become famous for its Information Technology and Biotechnology industries. Hyderabad is also famous as an important conference venue in India, with many conferences and meetings taking place in the city. Hyderabad is also famous for having the world's largest film studio, the 'Ramoji Film City'.
Hyderabadi Biryani is a world famous dish of Hyderabad and people are known to travel to Hyderabad just to feast on this dish. Hyderabad has an international Airport and it is connected to all the major Indian cities by the Indian domestic Airlines. Internationally it is well connected with daily flights to Dubai and other Middle East Gulf Countries.
Hyderabad was part of the Golconda kingdom which ended in 1687, after a war with Aurangzeb, the last great Mughal Emperor. Aurengzeb appointed Mir Quamaruddin, as Subedar or Governer for the region and gave him the title of Nizam. When the Mughal Emperor Aurengzeb died and the Mughal Empire disintegrated, the Nizam became the de facto ruler of Hyderabad and used to be called the Nizam of Hyderabad. The Nizams of Hyderabad were world famous during the British colonial rule of India as being fabulously rich and one of the richest rulers of the world. The Nizams of Hyderabad cooperated with the British Colonial rule and the title "Faithful ally of the British Government" was bestowed on the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad.
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Best places to visit in and around Hyderabad
The best tourist places in and around Hyderabad are described below.
Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad
Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad is the largest film studio complex in the world as certified by Guinness World Records and bigger than the biggest in Hollywood. Located about 25 km from Hyderabad in Hayathnagar on the Hyderabad - Vijayawada, NH9 highway, the Studio has over 2000 acres of landscaped premises with all sorts of statues and many halls. Concerning the Ramoji Film City history, this masterpiece was opened in 1996 and is the brainchild of Ramoji Rao, a famous Andhra film producer.
Although the main purpose of this humongous studio is to make movie makers to shoot and produce their film on this location, they also allow entry to the public. Ramoji Film City Hyderabad allows anyone to spend the day in its premises and also allows corporates to hold conferences in their vast halls, or conduct weddings on a grand scale. Couples can go in for a days honeymoon or a family can have an ultimate picnic on this vast premises of over 2000 acres.
Ramoji Film City entry fee per adult is Rs.600- and Rs. 500- per child. With all the facilities which have been provided the Ramoji Film City entrance ticket cost feels very insignificant. There are many Ramoji Film City tour package being offered by tourist agencies in the city of Hyderabad and their costs include Ramoji Film City tickets. timings of Ramoji Film City is from 9AM in the morning till 6 PM in the evening.
Charminar, History of Charminar in Hyderabad
Charminar means four minarets. This rectangular structure has four minerets and four arches and completed in 1591. It is the most famous monument in Hyderabad. To understand what is the importance of Charminar in Hyderabad we have to look at its history. The charminar has been the most important landmark in Hyderabad for nearly 500 years and the imposing structure has 4 equal sides of 66 feet (20 meters) to form a square and the four minarets in each corner is almost 160 feet (49 meters) high. There is a mosque in the upper floor of the Charminar.
Golconda Fort Hyderabad
Golconda Fort is an imposing structure and worth a visit. As far as the golconda fort history goes, it was built in the 13th century by the Kakatiya kings of Warangal.
The outstanding feature of this fort is the design of an exceptional acoustic system whereby a clap at the gate of the fortress is reflected all the way up to the top of the fort which is nearly a 100 meters (300ft.) higher up. The Golconda Fort sound and light show held inside the fort in the evenings is a unique show and should not be missed. Golconda Fort timings for the Golconda Fort sound and light show is from 6 PM onwards
Golconda was famous for its Diamonds. Before the discovery of diamond in Africa, Golconda diamonds was world famous and the only source of diamonds in the world. The Koh-i-noor Diamond, the largest diamond in the world and a part of the Queen of England’s crown Jewels, came from Golconda Mines .
Salarjung Museum is a great museum with a rare collection of art objects by Nawab Salar Jung III. The museum houses magnificent exhibits of European and Indian paintings and statues.
The Salarjung Museum Clock Room with the 19th Century British Musical Clock is one of the main attractions of the Salarjung Museum Clock Room. Salarjung Museum has one of the best Clock galleries in the world with a collection of more than 300 clocks. Of special interest is the Jade Room containing priceless objects which belonged to ancient Indian rulers like Aurangzeb and Tipu Sultan.
Salarjung Museum timings are from 10.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. without any breaks.
Mecca Masjid the most important Mosque in Hyderabad, is next to the Charminar.
Nagarjuna Sagar is the world's largest masonry dam on the Krishna river. There is a museum which houses ancient Buddhist sculptures, carvings, and terra cotta. It is about 150 kilometers (100 miles) from Hyderabad.
High Tech City
High Tech City one of most famous IT parks of the world and graced by Mr. Clinton, the President of USA.
Tirupathi famous in India as having the largest number of pilgrims and being one of the world’s richest religious institute. It is famous for the pilgrims shaving their heads and the hair collected is auctioned off. The amount of human hair collected in this temple is said to run into over a hundred tonnes and is used world over to make wigs. It is quite far from Hyderabad.
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